GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES
Regularly scheduled group exercise classes are FREE for members! A variety of choices are available for every skill level.
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Reserve a space here on MINDBODY or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org 24 hours in advance.
AGE REQUIREMENTS AND FACILITY USAGE
The YMCA has established a minimum age for youth to use the facilities. Children under the age of 12 must be part of a family membership and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is 18 years or older. Parents will sign off on the Code of Conduct and will be held responsible for the behavior of their children.
GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES
Members aged 10-14 may participate in all classes and must be accompanied by and in direct supervision of an adult who is also a member. Children under 12 must be part of a family membership. Exceptions may apply based on the equipment used in classes. This might include cycling programs where the bike fit is critical and Body Pump where the equipment may need to be modified. Members should speak with the instructors in advance of taking the class.
Members ages 10 – 11 may use the Wellness Center after an orientation and under the direct supervision of a parent or guardian who is also a member. Youth/Teen (ages 12-17) members may work out alone after they have had an orientation. The Y offers free Wellness Orientations with with trained staff to help participants of all ages learn the proper use of equipment.
Children under 12 must be part of a family membership.
GYM, TRACK AND OTHER SPACES
The gym, track and other program space are open to all members when a program is not running. Children under the age of 12 must be part of a family membership and under the direct supervision of a parent or guardian or registered in a specific program.
Children 6 and under may enter locker room with their parents. Children 7 and up may use the appropriate locker room alone. Children 7 and older may choose to use the individual restrooms off the main hallway.
CLASS RESERVATIONS AND SIGN-UPS
SIGN UP PROCESS
Using the MindBody website
If you are new to MindBody, you will need to create an account by selecting "New to our Site" or logging in with your Facebook account.
Choose the "Classes" tab and sign-up for your desired class.
If you are unable to attend a class you have signed up for, please remove yourself from the class list to allow other members to sign up for class.
Using the MINDBODY Connect MOBILE APP
Members have access to the MINDBODY Connect Mobile app to sign up for classes with their mobile device. Download the app for your Apple or Android
Members must sign up in advance for all classes at the Exeter Area YMCA.
There is a 3-day advanced sign up for all classes that require advance sign-up.
If you are unable to attend a class you have signed up for, please remove yourself from class to allow other members to sign up for class.
ALL LEVELS YOGA
All Levels Yoga is just as it sounds. During this class, classic yoga poses are practiced with an emphasis on alignment in a slow paced controlled environment. Modifications will be provided for all ability levels. This class is appropriate for beginners and participants who have been practicing yoga for some time.
BODYCOMBAT is a high-energy martial arts-inspired workout that is totally non-contact. Punch and kick your way to fitness and burn up to 740 calories* in a class. No experience needed. Learn moves from Karate, Taekwondo, Boxing, Muay Thai, Capoeira and Kung Fu.
Cardio Sculpt is a 55 minute mix of resistance based sculpting and toning exercises alongside cardio bursts to improve your endurance, flexibility, muscle tone and definition.
This barre intensity class combines ballet, Pilates, strength training and functional fitness. The class incorporates small isolated movement to fatigue the muscles, large range motion to elevate the heart rate, and sequencing that incorporates upper and lower body to make every minute count. Each class uses various types of equipment and body weight to challenge you and give you a full body workout.
BODYFLOW is the Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates workout that builds flexibility and strength and leaves you feeling centered and calm. Controlled breathing, concentration and a carefully structured series of stretches, moves and poses to music create a holistic workout that brings the body into a state of harmony and balance.
Using light to moderate weights with lots of repetition, BODYPUMP gives you a total body workout. Instructors will coach you through the scientifically-backed moves and techniques pumping out encouragement, motivation and great music – helping you achieve much more than on your own! You’ll leave the class feeling challenged and motivated, ready to come back for more.
GENTLE STRETCH & STRENGTH
Gentle Strength and Stretch is a 60 minute class that is split 30/30. Starting with a brief standing warm up, participants then use light weights to exercise the upper and lower body. That is followed by 30 minutes of gentle stretching. Participants do come down to a mat on the floor, but modifications in a chair can be provided.
LES MILLS GRIT CARDIO
A 30-minute high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout that improves cardiovascular fitness, increases speed and maximizes calorie burn. This workout uses a variety of body weight exercises and provides the challenge and intensity you need to get results fast.
The Essential Mat class incorporates the Five Basic Principles of the STOTT PILATES method. Each class is designed to help you develop leaner, longer-looking muscles, establish core strength and stability and heighten mind-body awareness. This class is great for beginners, seniors, injury rehabilitation and anyone looking to focus on improve overall Pilates technique. Pilates and overall core strength is central to a healthy body.
This is YOUR ride! Your instructor will take you through hill climbs, valleys, peaks, flat roads and timed sprints to continuously challenge you. Your instructor will customize your bike and your experience to fit your riding style and ability level. You will also have a display monitor to provide immediate feedback and track ongoing improvement.
Gentle Yoga is built for the beginner or anyone seeking a softer, nurturing, slow-paced yoga class. Ease yourself into carefully structured movements and stretches to improve flexibility and serenity. Develop an awareness of the breath and leave class feeling relaxed and ready for a balanced life.
POUND is a full-body cardio jam session, combining light resistance with constant simulated drumming. The workout fuses cardio, Pilates, isometric movements, plyometrics and isometric poses into a 45-minute series. Burn between 400 and 900+ calories per hour, strengthen and sculpt infrequently used muscles, and drum your way to a leaner, slimmer physique – all while rocking out to your favorite music! Through continual upper body motion using our lightly weighted drumsticks, called Ripstix®, you'll turn into a calorie-torching drummer, POUNDing off pounds as each song flies by.
Power Cycle is a unique class designed for all levels of fitness and to help individuals keep their training goals. Learn how to interpret the rate of energy you expend and the overall work you have done and how it translates into results on and off the bike.
RPM is an invigorating and challenging 50 minute group indoor cycling workout. You control the resistance to find your rhythm as your instructor takes you through hill climbs, sprints and flat riding. Accelerate your personal performance and boost your cardio fitness.
Breath and dynamic movement are the foundations of this challenging and fun practice, emphasizing strength, core work, and flexibility while encouraging the whole body to become more balanced. Previous yoga experience is recommended, but not required. This class is not heated. Vinyasa Flow is a great class to help you build variety and balance in your yoga practice.
Power yoga is a vinyasa based yoga, practiced in a controlled heated environment. This high energy class will build strength, improve flexibility, and increase stamina. Class will be taught in a heated environment of approximately 80-85 degrees.
SENIOR STRENGTH & BALANCE
This low impact class is designed for seniors looking to incorporate basic exercise strategies into their activities of daily living. This class is for beginners focusing on basic strength, balance & stability exercises to prevent injury and increase their quality of life. Using a variety of equipment like stability balls, hand weights, resistance bands, and body weight your instructor will teach you how to move well and increase your skills.
Specialized High-Intensity Functional Training is what you need to take your fitness to the next level. SHIIFT Is a Fast-Paced High Intensity Workout that incorporates a variety of complex movement patterns to get your heart rate souring and your skill level climbing. Using a variety of equipment, KB, Battle Ropes, SlamBall, Sandbag, Plyo Box, Free Weights and Bodyweight, you will Build strength and power while you learn how to push yourself to new levels and achieve incredible things.
Zumba is an aerobic workout based around Latin dance moves and music. Each class incorporates a variety of dance moves from merengue, salsa to reggaeton. It is a great way to burn calories, build relationships and have fun! Zumba is a great way to shake out the stress of your day
Ride to the beat of the music during this 45-minute high-energy class that will take you from a flat road to the top of the mountain. Challenge yourself with a series of intervals - plus one set of arm weights - and creatively choreographed movements to keep you motivated.
STRETCHING AND PRESSURE POINTS
Every movement and activity makes muscles short and tight. Stretching is important to keep the muscles flexible, strong and healthy. In eastern medicine, we believe there are channels in our body and in a healthy body our energy flows without blockage. Acupuncture points are located throughout the body and by applying pressure the energy flows better. This class teaches you stretches with acupuncture points to maximize the benefit of stretching.
STRENGTH & CORE
Strength and Core is a fusion of strength training and core work that will be challenging and rewarding! The class combines strength-building and balance exercises using body weight, free weights, resistance bands, yoga balls, and gliding discs. Modifications and progressions are offered.
Circuit Training is a mixture of weights, cardio, and core. Class is broken up into timed circuits that are medium to high intensity for a full-body workout using hand weights, weighted bars, and body weight. Modifications will be provided as needed.
CIRCUIT TRAINING & FLOW
Two 30 minute classes with the first 30 minutes dedicated to medium to high intensity timed circuits using hand weights and body weight for strength training plus cardio and core The second 30 minutes is a Flow Yoga which focuses on stretches using sun salutations, warrior poses, balance, hips, hamstrings, and back. A 5-minute meditation ends the class. Stay for both classes for a total body workout and stretch or choose one 30 minute, class
Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that can be done sitting on a chair or standing on the ground while using the chair for support. Benefits of chair yoga include improved flexibility, better concentration and increased strength.
Using the principles of barre movements with a focus on body weight, challenge your balance, posture, core and stability with a full body burn workout.
Beginners and active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba® class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower-intensity and lower-impact environment should try Zumba Gold®. The design of the class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba® choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination.
ALL LEVELS CYCLE
"All Levels Cycle" is an indoor cycle class designed for: first time, intermediate, advanced and senior riders. Each class begins with an emphasis on class goals, proper bike set up, leg speed, riding technique and comfort level of exercise. Profiles help participants interpret their rate of energy, work done, and how to translate those results into meeting personal fitness goals. Class provides the opportunity to improve physical well-being and have fun to the beat of music everyone loves.
STRONG AND STEADY
Incorporate basic exercise strategies into your daily activities. This class is for beginners focusing on basic strength, balance & stability exercises to prevent injury and increase their quality of life. Grab a chair, resistance band, and a set of light weights! Your instructor will teach you how to move welt and increase your skills.
STRENGTH TRAINING & CORE
This is a strength-based workout using bodyweight and resistance training. Each workout will have blocks of lower strength, upper strength, and core. Designed for all fitness levels. Modifications and progressions will be provided.
This class will develop strength and endurance while simultaneously improving balance, flexibility, and core strength. Exercise will use a mixture of TrX suspension straps, light to moderate weights, kettlebells, resistance bands, and body weight. This class is appropriate for all levels. Easily modified for beginners to athletes who are looking to improve overall performance!
RPM & Core
RPM is an invigorating and challenging group indoor cycling workout that culminates with a 15 minute functional core training session. A perfect combo! On the bike, you control the resistance to find your rhythm as your instructor takes you through hill climbs, sprints and flat riding. On the mat your core will be challenged through a variety of exercises to strengthen and tone your body. Accelerate your personal performance and boost your cardio fitness.
Turning the heat up on your barre practice. This class is designed for those looking for a full body workout incorporating the elements of barre, Pilates, and full functional training.Barre Max uses various pieces of equipment as well as your own body weight to improve posture, strength and full body conditioning. This class is intended for those with barré experience, looking to raise their heart rate while working through multiple movement patterns and focusing on their postural integrity.